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Saraswati Yantra

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: PIB

 Context: India’s Cannes pavilion for this year’s film festival will be themed on the Saraswati Yantra, an abstract representation of Goddess Saraswati from the ancient text of ‘Maha Upanishad’.

 

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Saraswati Yantra It is a sacred geometric diagram or symbol associated with the Hindu goddess Saraswati. It is a visual representation of the goddess and is believed to possess spiritual and divine powers.
Maha Upanishad Maha Upanishad is a Sanskrit text and one of the minor Upanishads of Hinduism.

 

It presents a syncretism of Vaishnava and Vedanta ideas and is notable for teaching “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “the world is one family”.

Vaishnava Upanishad The Vaishnava Upanishad describes Vishnu as the highest being, superior to Brahma. Both versions of the text, however, use reverential words for all Hindu gods and assert them to be the same Atman-Brahman.
Goddess Saraswati Goddess Saraswati is believed to be the keeper of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom, and learning.